All That Glitters
All That Glitters (2021)
24 min Drama / Fantasy

Starring: Sophia Myles, Alec Newman, Tillie Murray, Mackenzie Proll, Sidney Kean

Written & Directed by: Dan Bronzite

Margaret is a wealthy wife and mother from Chelsea who appears to have everything. Eddie is a desperate teenager from the other side of the tracks who assumes that everyone with money has it easy… so when he sees Margaret passing by, he seizes the opportunity and mugs her. As he flees with her designer handbag, Margaret gives chase and there is a car accident. Eddie and Margaret’s worlds are suddenly intertwined and Eddie discovers Margaret’s life is deeply troubled and a disturbing reflection of his own traumatic childhood.

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Cast
Sophia Myles
Sophia Myles
Margaret
Alec Newman
Alec Newman
David
Tillie Murray
Tillie Murray
Sasha
Mackenzie Proll
Mackenzie Proll
Eddie
Sidney Kean
Sydney Kean
Alfredo
Creative Team
Dan is a produced screenwriter and award-winning short film director currently setting up his first feature as director.
Dan Bronzite
Writer / Producer / Director / Editor
Simon has worked with an international range of producers and directors on commercials, music promos, shorts and features.
Simon Rowling
Director of Photography
May is an emerging production designer for shorts, features, live performance and art installation and a BAFTA crew member.
May Davies
Production Designer
Sinéad Skinner has been working in costume since 2013 and is now establishing herself as a designer on a raft of film and TV projects.
Sinéad Skinner
Costume Designer
Rebecca is a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and has worked on numerous shorts, features and documentaries.
Rebecca Lloyd
Editor
Jean-Loup is a French composer based in London working on films, documentaries, television, theatre, dance shows, commercials and video games.
Jean-Loup Pinson
Composer
Ben has been in casting for 20 years and has worked on award-winning dramas for both television and film.
Ben Cogan
Casting Director
Maria trained at the London College of Fashion and works on film, TV, theatre, documentary, commercial and music video.
Maria Pavlou
Hair & Makeup Designer
Our Story
The Script

Produced screenwriter and award-winning short film director Dan Bronzite had always wanted to tell a story about domestic violence and raise awareness about this subject matter but wanted to do so with an original and entertaining approach. He began developing the script fifteen years ago but life and other projects got in the way. In 2019 he revisited the story, started a major rewrite and began recruiting HODs with the intention of shooting in May 2020.

The Pandemic

When the coronavirus struck in March 2020 and London was thrust into lockdown, his plans were initially scuppered, and he felt it would not be possible to shoot until the crisis was over but then he heard news reports of increasing incidents of domestic abuse during lockdown and realised that now was the right time to push ahead with the production, despite the numerous obstacles. He secured a bank loan, borrowed from personal credit cards and took the leap…

The Production

During the summer months Dan honed the script, developed detailed storyboards and shot lists and began the casting process with Casting Director Ben Cogan. He continued location scouting (from where he left off in March) and in September brought on board Production Manager Jess Gardner to help finalise the budget and crew up. The COVID-Secure shoot was over five days at the beginning of October 2020 with Director of Photography Simon Rowling filmed on RED Komodo, and a pickup day at the end of the month with Director of Photography Paul O’Callaghan filmed on ARRI Alexa Mini.

The Post Production

Dan had hoped to complete post by Christmas but unfortunately the pandemic had other ideas and caused many hurdles due to lockdown restrictions. He finally locked picture in March 2021 and began sound and online picture post in April at Halo Post Production – completing on June 11th.

The film has just won two awards at its very first festival in London and will premiere in Europe at the Rome Independent Film Festival Nov 18-26, 2021.

It has also just been selected for the prestigious "Light In Motion" Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and BIFA Qualifying Foyle Film Festival in November

We look forward to sharing its festival journey with you...

Festival News

ALL THAT GLITTERS selected for the prestigious "Light In Motion" Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and BIFA Qualifying Foyle Film Festival

22 OCTOBER 2021 | LONDON

ALL THAT GLITTERS wins BEST UK PREMIERE and BEST ACTRESS for Sophia Myles at the New Renaissance Film Festival

03 OCTOBER 2021 | LONDON

ALL THAT GLITTERS is selected for the official competition at the Rome Independent Film Festival - Nov 18-26, 2021

17 SEPTEMBER 2021 | LONDON

ALL THAT GLITTERS is selected to participate in its first film festival at the New Renaissance Film Festival and due to COVID restrictions will premiere online via Vimeo on Demand Sept 24-26, 2021

21 AUGUST 2021 | LONDON

ALL THAT GLITTERS receives its first accolade of "Semi-Finalist" at Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

26 JULY 2021 | LONDON
Stills
  • Tillie Murray - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Sophia Myles - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Alec Newman - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Ben Hall - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Mackenzie Proll - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Sidney Kean - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Sophia Myles - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Tillie Murray - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Sophia Myles & Alec Newman - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Sophia Myles - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Mackenzie Proll - All That Glitters - Still Frame
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  • Alec Newman - All That Glitters - Still Frame
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  • Mackenzie Proll - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Sophia Myles & Tillie Murray - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Sophia Myles - All That Glitters - Still Frame
  • Sophia Myles & Tillie Murray - All That Glitters - Still Frame
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Behind The Scenes
  • Rehearsal

    Tillie Murray, Alec Newman and Sophia Myles getting to grips with the script

  • Rehearsal

    Director Dan Bronzite working on Alec Newman's character "David"

  • Rehearsal

    Tillie Murray working with Alec Newman who plays her father in the film

  • Rehearsal

    Director Dan Bronzite orchestrating the scene with big hand gestures

  • Rehearsal

    Sophia Myles digging between the lines of her character "Margaret"

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Mackenzie Proll as "Eddie" on the monitor waiting for action

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Sophia Myles on location with DoP Simon Rowling and Director Dan Bronzite

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    3rd Assitant Director Alice De Lambert brightening our dismal, rainy COVID-Secure day

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    DoP Simon Rowling preparing to shoot the chase sequence on a rickshaw

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Reservoir Dogs moment with Gabi Wood (Script Supervisor), Dan Bronzite (Director), Mackenzie Proll ("Eddie") and Charlie Oakden (1AD)

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Dan Bronzite directing Mackenzie Proll

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    An unexpected yet welcome jazz hands from Sophia Myles

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Sophia Myles in the chase sequence

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Andrea Hall and Mackenzie Proll in the accident aftermath

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    The accident aftermath

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Sophia Myles as "Margaret"

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Mackenzie Proll on the run as "Eddie"

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Costume Standy India Millar sheltering actress Tillie Murray from the incessant rain

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Sophia Myles as "Margaret"

  • On Location In Shepherd's Bush — Day #1

    Crew setting up the slider/jib for a tracking shot

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    Dan Bronzite directing an extremely excited Sophia Myles in a body-rig with lensbaby

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    Script Supervisor Gabi Wood thoroughly enjoying the rain

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    Gaffer Kacper Jaszcz doing the heavy lifting of the rickshaw in the chase sequence

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    The curious case of the vanishing lead actress

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    Mackenzie Proll looking shifty as "Eddie"

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    Sophia Myles running in heels for the second day in a row in the chase sequence

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    Mackenzie Proll running on the run as "Eddie"

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    DoP Simon Rowling getting the light just right on Mackenzie Proll

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    Hair & Makeup Designer Maria Pavlou (off-screen) touches up Sophia's lippy

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    The world is a stage for Sophia Myles in Casa Dino restaurant

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    Veteran actor Sidney Kean plays "Alfredo" opposite Sophia Myles in Casa Dino restaurant

  • On Location In Chiswick — Day #2

    Mackenzie Proll's "Eddie" tailing Sophia Myles' "Margaret"

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Production Designer May Davies and Standby Props Kitty Lower set dressing the master bedroom on our first day in the location house

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Set Decorator Clarissa Livock set dressing the kitchen

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Production meeting with Charlie Oakden (1AD), Dan Bronzite (Director) and Simon Rowling (DoP)

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Alice De Lambert (3AD) taking a banana to task in the conservatory production office

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    6K RED Komodo Camera workhorse

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Director Dan Bronzite blocking the scene with Tillie Murray and Sophia Myles

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Director Dan Bronzite and camera crew rehearsing a slider/jib tracking shot

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    First Assistant Director Charlie Oakden discussing next scene with Director Dan Bronzite

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Director of Photography Simon Rowling lining up a tracking shot

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Sophia Myles on the monitor

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Sophia Myles deep in character

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Exterior shot of the rain rig for the balcony sequence

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Tillie Murray on set as "Sasha"

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    Director Dan Bronzite blocking with Tillie Murray

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    First Assistant Director Charlie Oakden and Director Dan Bronzite prepping the balcony rain sequence

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #3

    First Assistant Director Charlie Oakden and Director Dan Bronzite prepping the balcony rain sequence

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Director Dan Bronzite with Sophia Myles

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    First Assistant Director Charlie Oakden body-doubling for Sophia Myles for a lighting setup

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Cinematographer Simon Rowling framing a shot of Sophia Myles

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Sophia Myles and the crew having a break on set

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Production design and prop family photo of Alec Newman, Sophia Myles and Tillie Murray

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Crew: Alex Hamshere (Production Co-ordinator), Rick Hanley (Stills Photographer), Joao Correia (Sound Recordist), Ryan Lee (DIT), Dan Bronzite (Director), Georgia Wood (Runner), Lucy Carruthers (Location Assistant), Alice De Lambert (3rd AD), Katherine Hall (Production Assistant)

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Production Design of Sasha's bedroom by May Davies

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Production Design of Sasha's bedroom by May Davies

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Production Design of Sasha's bedroom by May Davies

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Director Dan Bronzite watching himself on the monitor

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Director Dan Bronzite blocking the scene with his DoP

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Director Dan Bronzite rehearsing with Alec Newman

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #4

    Alec Newman and Sophia Myles rehearsing for camera as husband and wife "David" and "Margaret"

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #5

    Director Dan Bronzite with Tillie Murray on the final day of the shoot

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #5

    Tillie Murray on the final day of the shoot

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #5

    Design of our custom fake school emblem and badge by Production Designer May Davies

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #5

    Multi-tasking Production Assistant Katherine Hall flagging off the sunlight for the final shot...and it's a wrap!

  • On Location In Windlesham — Day #5

    Closing down sale

  • On Location In Essex — Pickup Day

    Ben Hall as "Young Eddie" having some down time between takes

  • On Location In Essex — Pickup Day

    Director of Photography Paul O'Callaghan using the slider for a slow push-in to Ben Hall as "Young Eddie"

  • On Location In Essex — Pickup Day

    Ben Hall as "Young Eddie"

  • On Location In Essex — Pickup Day

    Ben Hall calls wrap!